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List of Cosmic Era warships and spacecraft

This is a list of fictional warships and spacecraft from the Cosmic Era (CE) timeline of the Gundam anime metaseries.

Like any military organization, the factions in the Cosmic Era depend on multiple ships to fulfill a wide variety of tasks. Listed below are the ship classes, the known ships of that class, and a simple explanation of the role in the battlefield. Individual ships do not have pages; their information can be found on their classes respective pages.

Earth Alliance/OMNI

  • Archangel-class assault ship - Advanced transatmospheric warships derived from Orb's Izumo-class battleships, very well-armed and have high mobile suit capacity; This class was developed to support the mobile suits developed under the G Project. The Archangel class mobile assault ships are functionally equivalent to the current day aircraft carrier as their primary mission being to launch and recover mobile suits and mobile armors.

  • Drake-class escort ship - A light space warship employed by the Earth Alliance primarily for combat against fighters and mobile suits. The Drake-class ships are functionally equivalent to the current day destroyer. They are also known as 130-meter class warship.

  • Spengler-class carrier - A slightly modified of Tarawa-class carrier which has been converted to carry mobile suits, and it deploys these machines via gates on the sides of its hull.

ZAFT/PLANT

  • Gondwana-class supercarrier - A massive space warship used by ZAFT. Dwarfing even the battleship Minerva, the 1200-meter-long Gondwana is the largest space vessel ever built in CE Universe.

  • Minerva-class battleship A trans-atmospheric mobile suit assault ship, derived from both Eternal and Archangel but of entirely new design; equipped with two standard linear catapults and a third dedicated catapult for the ZGMF-X56S Impulse and its Silhouette packs.

  • Lesseps-class land battleship- Land battleships which are both manufactured and operated by ZAFT. In Astray manga series, Junk Guild also operated modified lead vessel, Lesseps. This class is designed to travel half-submerged in the sand, using the arrays of microscopic scale motors on its lower hull to liquefy the ground and propel the ship forward.

  • Vosgulov-class submarine - A naval mobile suit carrier submarine. They are both manufactured and operated by ZAFT. They gave the ZAFT forces based on earth the complete control of the seas.

Orb Union

Other

Civilian

Acidalium

Interplanetary transport ''Acidalium
Fast Facts
Ship Type Interplanetary transport
Class: Acidalium
Launched: Cosmic Era 73
Ships of Class: Acidalium
General Characteristics
Propulsion: Thermonuclear pulse thruster x 8
(interplanetary sailing unit)
Large thermonuclear pulse thruster x 12
Armament: positron blaster cannon x 1, 5-barrel CIWS x 12, 3-tube missile launcher x 12
Mobile Weapon Complement: GSF-YAM01 Δ Astray x1
Guardshell x1
TMF/A-802W2 Kerberos BuCUE Hound x1
Linear Catapults: One

The Acidalium is an interplanetary transport that was built at the Mars colony Australialis, for the purpose of interplanetary travel between Mars and Earth.

As the ship's mission requires it to travel long distances with no opportunity to replenish its supplies, it is equipped with a large "interplanetary sailing unit". This unit, connected to the Acidalium's rear, is roughly two and a half times longer than the ship itself, and contains three large quadruple thermonuclear pulse thruster arrays and a large fuel supply. When operating near Earth or Mars, the sailing unit is detached at an appropriate docking facility. The Acidalium is capable of atmospheric flight, and can land on a planet's surface or in any sufficiently deep body of water.

Though Mars remains neutral in the Earth Sphere's conflicts, the Acidalium is equipped with multiple weapons, all of which are concealed behind sliding hatches. Its primary armament is a positron blaster cannon in the bow. The ship also carries twelve sets of 3-tube missile launchers just aft of the main cannon, and twelve 5-barrel CIWS rotary cannons in wing-mounted pods.

The Acidalium has a very small crew, possibly as a means to conserve food, water, and oxygen during the long trip from Earth to Mars. The ship's captain is Agnes Brahe, a hot-headed Coordinator who also pilots the GSF-YAM01 Δ Astray. His second in command, Nahe Herschel, pilots the mobile armor Guardshell.

When the Acidalium arrives in the Earth Sphere in CE 73, the Acidalium docks at the PLANT capital, Aprilius One. Agnes meets with PLANT Supreme Council Chairman Gilbert Durandal, who discusses the possibility of cooperation between PLANT and Mars. Shortly after the meeting, the Earth Alliance launches a massive offensive against PLANT, and Agnes impulsively launches in his Δ Astray to assist in the defense of PLANT.

After the battle's completion, Durandal assigns TMF/A-802W2 Kerberos BuCUE Hound pilot Isaac Mau to the Acidalium as an observer, while Agnes leaves for Earth to investigate the Earth Alliance forces. This results in a confrontation with elements of the elite Phantom Pain militia, with an inconclusive duel between the Δ Astray and Phantom Pain's GAT-X105E Strike Noir being broken up when the Acidalium itself intervenes, destroying several GAT-01A2R Slaughter Daggers with a blast from its positron cannon.

The ship's next stop is Orb, where Agnes meets Chief Representative Cagalli Yula Athha and attends her wedding to Yuna Roma Seiran. When the wedding is interrupted by Cagalli's brother Kira Yamato, who uses the ZGMF-X10A Freedom to "abduct" his sister. Not knowing the true nature of these events, Agnes attempts to pursue in the Δ Astray, but is blocked by Rondo Mina Sahaku. After a brief battle, the Orb noblewoman convinces Agnes that "rescuing" Cagalli would not be the best interest of either the Chief Representative or Orb itself.

After the Acidalium departs from Orb, Phantom Pain Lieutenant Sven Cal Bayan takes command a team of five Orb pilots, with the mission of capturing the Acidalium. As the alliance between the Atlantic Federation and Orb not yet being finalized, the Orb pilots are assigned Phantom Pain GAT-01A2R Slaughter Dagger mobile suits, allowing Orb to deny participation in the mission if necessary. In the ensuing battle, three of the Orb pilots are killed and Sven's GAT-X105E Strike Noir has its Noir Striker destroyed. However, Sven utilizes the IWSP of one of the surviving Slaughter Daggers and is able to severely cripple the Δ Astray. In the aftermath of this battle, the Acidalium flees at Isaac's suggestion to Lagash, ZAFT's secret underwater supply base, for emergency repairs. Just the ship leaves, the new Martian mobile suit Turn Δ Astray descends from space, piloted by Agnes' older (technically) sister Setona Winters.

Trivia

The Acidalium is named for the Mare Acidalium on Mars.

Marseille III-class (HOME)

GACE-59650 HOME
Type cargo ship
Armament none
Mobile weapons (HOME) MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame x1
ZGMF-1017 Works GINN x1
Kimera x3

(Marseille-III class)

TS-MA2 Moebius x2
TS-MA2mod.00 Moebius Zero

Ships of the class GACE-59650 HOME

The GACE-59650 HOME is a Marseille III-class cargo ship that was modified by the Junk Guild for use in their salvage operations. The ship has no armament of any kind, but mounts 8 manipulator arms for cargo handling. HOME is commanded by a mysterious woman known only as "The Professor", and the remaining crew are Junk Guild technicians Lowe Guele, Liam Garfield, and Kisato Yamabuki.

After a salvage operation at the destroyed colony Heliopolis, HOME acquires the MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame, and becomes a target for many people who desire the advanced mobile suit. Eventually, the ship is damaged beyond repair after a battle with the MBF-P01 Astray Gold Frame forces it into the Earth's atmosphere. The crew of HOME utilizes the salvaged land battleship Lesseps until acquiring the ReHOME to replace their lost spaceship.

During January, CE 71, a Marseille III-class cargo ship is used by the Atlantic Federation to transport two TS-MA2 Moebius, the "Hawk of Endymion" Mu La Flaga along with his Moebius Zero mobile armor and the intended G-pilots to Heliopolis. The unnamed Marseille III-class cargo ship was sunk in the ensuing Battle of Heliopolis. Because of this, it is possible that the ships are of a class of now-obsolescent mobile armor carrier. However, it is more likely that the ship is an older model of transportation vessel, as a carrier would be too noticeable for such a covert mission; as it seems that the Marseille III-class is widely used by civilians as well as possibly other nations, a cargo ship such as the Marseille III would be perfect for such a top secret mission.

Trivia

In the Astray Blue Frame promo, a High Mobility GINN destroys what looks like a white Marseille III-class that was launching and apparently receiving shuttles. It is most likely that this particular vessel is a medical ship, as it is painted in bright red and white and had evacuation shuttles all around it.

Lesseps

Junk Guild - salvaged and refitted ZAFT warship

Cornelius-class (ReHOME)

ReHOME modified tender ship
Fast Facts
Ship Type modified tender vessel for Archangel-class assault ships
Class: Cornelius
Launched: Cosmic Era 71
Ships of Class: ReHOME
General Characteristics
Displacement: Unknown
Length: Unknown
Beam: Unknown
Wingspan: N/A
Draft: Unknown
Propulsion: Unknown
Armor: laminated armor shield x 2, unknown thickness
wedge-shaped shield x 2
Armament: manipulator arm x 2, "Lohengrin" positron blaster cannon, "Valiant Mk.8" 110cm linear cannon x 2
Mobile Suit Complement: (C.E. 71)
MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame x1
ZGMF-1017 Works GINN x1
TMF/A-802 BuCUE x1
Kimera x1
YMF-X000A Dreadnought x1
(C.E. 72)
MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame x1
YMF-X000A/H Dreadnought H x1
ZGMF-1017 Works GINN x1
Linear Catapults: 2

Initially, the vessel that would become the ReHOME started life as a prototype tender ship (Cornelius-class) for the Earth Alliance's new Archangel-class assault ships which were in development. However, the destruction of Heliopolis, where the Archangel and the prototype tender were in development, caused the tender to be abandoned. From there, it was salvaged by unknown parties and ended up on the civilian vessel market.

When the Junk Guild team lead by Lowe Guele began to plan a return to space after some time on Earth, Coordinator Liam Garfield was sent to space to acquire a new ship, and managed to purchase the prototype tender. After modifications to the ship both on the exterior and interior, it was christened ReHOME, and began service under the Junk Guild flag. However, the plans were apparently recovered, and more Cornelius-class vessels were constructed for use as effective cargo ship for the Earth Alliance space fleets, including the Archangel's sister ship Dominion, in June CE 71.

The ReHOME is a rather striking vessel, with sleek lines reminiscent of the ship she was designed to support. The forward bow is especially evocative of Archangel, and for good reason - the two vessels were designed so that they can easily connect to each other, allowing for resupplying of the Archangel to be done easily and rapidly. The Junk Guild is known for extensive modification of any vessel under their control, and ReHOME is no exception - two manipulator arms were added, as well as a set of laminated shields (for countering beam fire) and a set of chunky "wedge-shaped" shields (for countering physical attacks) for defense. However, the most important modification was done to the ship's computer - integrated into it is the GG Unit - a device that contains the brain of George Glenn, the first known Coordinator. Because of this, Glenn functions as the ReHOME's captain, and can pilot any of the mobile suits carried aboard as long as they can maintain a telemetry link to ReHOME. The ReHOME would serve well as the home vessel for Lowe's team throughout the remainder of the Bloody Valentine War, as well as serving as a tender for the Three Ships Alliance. After the war, ReHOME discovered another GENESIS unit, named GENESIS Alpha. The crew used GENESIS Alpha to fly to Mars and back. While the ReHOME was at Mars, a "Lohengrin" type positron cannon was fitted beneath one of the hangar doors. Later, in C.E. 73 the ReHOME, along with Serpent Tail, the Out Frame and Rondo Mina Sahaku's forces tried unsuccessfully to use the GENESIS Alpha to push away the remains of Junius Seven.

Another ship of this class was also seen when the Archangel met with Admiral Halberton's 8th Fleet at Earth's orbit. The Cornelius-class resupplied the Archangel and supplied it with two FX-550 Skygraspers just before the Battle of Orbit

One more ship of this class can be seen resupplying the Dominion during its pursuit of the Archangel.

A handful more can be seen supplying nuclear warheads to the Earth Alliance Forces' 7th Fleet after the Battle of Boaz.

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